Innovative Solution to NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Impact Threat Mitigation

This is a phase 2 NASA NIAC study. A Hypervelocity Asteroid Intercept Vehicle (HAIV) mission architecture, which blends a hypervelocity kinetic impactor with a subsurface nuclear explosion for optimal fragmentation and dispersion of hazardous near-Earth objects (NEOs), has been developed through a 2011 NIAC Phase I study. Despite the uncertainties inherent to the nuclear disruption …

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Nanolipogel delivers multiple cancer treatments to boost survival rates

NSF – researchers have developed a novel system to simultaneously deliver a sustained dose of both an immune-system booster and a chemical to counter the cancer’s secretions, resulting in a powerful therapy that, in mice, delayed tumor growth, sent tumors into remission and dramatically increased survival rates. This illustration depicts a nanolipogel, developed at Yale …

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Brillouin funded for $2 million and Acoustic Cavitation Fusion

1. PESN reports that low energy nuclear reaction company Brillouin was funded for $2 million. Brillouin is starting an SRI contract middle of June. 2. Impulse Devices’ Extreme Acoustic Cavitation from Impulse shows the potential to produce plasma at the super-concentrated cores of the collapsed bubbles, making this technology well-suited for producing acoustic inertial confinement …

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Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

Technology Review – Spinal stimulation combined with assisted walking therapy generates new neural circuits and restores voluntary leg movement. Rats paralyzed by spinal-cord injury can learn to control their hind limbs again if they are trained to walk in a rehabilitative device while their lower spine is electrically and chemically stimulated. A clinical trial using …

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